Classical Music Lovers Rejoice: Apple Music Expands to China, Japan, Taiwan, and Beyond on Jan 24

Apple Music Classical to launch in China, Japan, Taiwan and more on Jan 24Starting on January 24, Apple Music Classical will be available in China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. Apple’s classical music app launched in most countries in March 2023, except for select markets like the above six countries. Additionally, Apple Music Classical was originally only an iOS-only app but arrived on Android devices this past summer. Apple Music Classical gives Apple Music subscribers free access to over five million tracks, more than 700 curated playlists, exclusive albums, high-quality audio and more. A standard Apple Music subscription costs $10.99 per month in the U.S., whereas a student plan costs $5.99 per month, and the Family tier is priced at $16.99 per month.

Apple Music Classical is expanding its reach on January 24, bringing its classical music app to China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau. The announcement was made by Apple in an X post today.

Back in March 2023, Apple Music launched in most countries, but several markets were left out, including the aforementioned six countries. However, the company has promised future availability for these regions.

Initially an iOS-only app, Apple Music Classical also became available on Android devices this summer, giving even more listeners the opportunity to experience the app’s features.

With Apple Music Classical, subscribers gain access to over five million tracks, more than 700 curated playlists, exclusive albums, high-quality audio, and more. In the U.S., a standard subscription costs $10.99 per month, students can subscribe for $5.99 per month, and families can enjoy the app for $16.99 per month.

“Apple Music Classical is dedicated to providing an extensive and enriching classical music experience for our subscribers. We are excited to announce our expansion into these new regions and look forward to sharing the beauty of classical music with even more listeners.” – Apple Music spokesperson

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